Oras faucets at the Finnish Pavilion in Astana Expo 2017
Finland is participating in Astana Expo 2017 with the theme “Sharing Pure Energy", presenting Finnish know-how in energy, cleantech and sustainable growth. In addition to cleantech, the Finnish pavilion presents digital solutions, education, health technologies and healthcare through our world famous Finnish design. Oras is present at the expo with its touchless faucets for future homes.
The Finnish Pavilion is designed by talented Ateljé Sotamaa with 25 years of experience in complex, high profile projects. The overall aim of the Pavilion is to create an intuitive, emotional experience, which sparks people’s curiosity, and causes them to explore issues related to Finland and the future of energy.
Oras as the architects’ choice
For the water points of the pavilion, the architects Kivi and Tuuli Sotamaa selected Oras faucets because of the user-friendliness design. The faucets presented at the Finnish Pavilion are
- LA CUCINA ALESSI By Oras 8528 Touchless washbasin faucet with a mixing valve. Battery-operated 6 V. Design: Stefano Giovannoni. A graceful touchless washbasin faucet combining design and user-friendly experience.
- Oras Signa 2213F Washbasin faucet with hybrid control (both touchless and single-lever functions), thermostat with control unit, swivel pull-out spout, aerator and a rapid pop-up waste. Battery-operated 3 V.F = with flexible pipes. An organically inspired faucet for kitchens and bathrooms longing for functionality and beautiful design.
Touchless faucets: sophisticated technology wrapped in design
Oras has more than 30 years of experience in electronic faucets. It brought its first touchless faucets on the market already in 1990 and since that has been the market leader in electronic faucets and advanced sanitary fittings. Touchless faucets have many advantages for both domestic and public use:
Water and energy savings: With touchless faucets, water consumption can be reduced by half; water is running only when needed and the preset water temperature saves costs on warm water and energy consumption.
Hygiene: The overall hygiene of homes and public spaces depends on surface, air and water hygiene, two of which are greatly affected by the choice of a faucet. Touchless faucets are hygienic and easy to keep clean. The use of touchless faucets and good hand hygiene remarkably prevents infections.
User-friendliness, Ease of use and Safety: Touchless faucets are extremely easy to use and safe for people of all ages; the automatic water temperature adjustment guarantees optimal water temperature at all times.
Future homes and living: smart water and faucet solutions are part of future homes and public spaces. The Oras touchless faucets are designed for both form and functionality. Smart faucets and applications will ease the way we are using water in the future.
Oras Group is a significant European provider of sanitary fittings: the market leader in the Nordics and a leading company in Continental Europe. The company’s mission is to make the use of water easy and sustainable and its vision is to become the European leader of advanced sanitary fittings. The Group has two strong brands, Oras and Hansa. The head office of the Group is located in Rauma, Finland, and the company’s factories are located in Rauma, Burglengenfeld (Germany), Kralovice (Czech Republic) and Olesno (Poland). The Group employs approximately 1,400 people in twenty different countries. Oras is owned by Oras Invest, a family company.